Take Me There, United...

7:08 PM

A little bit about this scrumptious body of pink water that I simply must jump into before I die...

Situated north of the Cap Vert Peninsula in Senegal, northeast of Dakar, Lake Retba, or as the French refer to it Lac Rose, is pinker than any milkshake you’ve ever come face to straw with. And once you see it, you too will agree that a sippy straw may be in order over a boat. Experts say the lake gives off its pink hue due to cyanobacteria, a harmless halophilic bacteria found in the water. If the color weren’t enough to make you smile, it should be known that Lake Retba has a high salt content, much like that of the Dead Sea, allowing people to float effortlessly in the massive pink water. In fact, Lake Retba has an almost one and a half times higher salt content than the Dead Sea. 

(Source: gingerleaf, via pinterest)

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  1. wow...is that for real??? now all we need are some diamonds and we got it made!

  2. Wow...I've never seen this...amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!


  3. That is incredible. Let's go!



  4. It would be like swimming in kool-aid. I'm trying to imagine a sunset over a pink beach... I'm sure it looks crazy awesome!

  5. Wow. This + pina coladas while floating = Girl Fest 5000 to me. Awesome!!

  6. Unreal! Like swimming in strawberry milk. I don't hate it! Definitely pinned this...

  7. I have never seen anything like this at all! Wow!!

  8. I swam in it and it stings! Not as luxurious as it seems. It's hyper saline!

    1. Oh no, say it ain't so! You just popped my "swim in a sea of pink" bubble. :(


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